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Urban apathy? Metros grapple with poor voter turnouts

Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:40 AM IST

India’s major cities face low voter turnout in elections despite being hubs of progress. Efforts underway to boost participation and civic duty.

According to data from the Election Commission, 17 out of 50 Lok Sabha seats with the lowest voter turnout in the 2019 elections polls were located in metropolitan cities. (HT Photo)

Rockets fired from Iraq at US-led coalition base in Syria

Iraqi security forces launched a major search operation in the northern Niniveh province following the attack.

An Iraqi flag is seen on a military vehicle at an oil field in Kirkuk. Control of the border areas is of crucial for the landlocked Kurdish region. An oil pipeline runs from northern Iraq into Turkey, carrying crude exports which were the principal source of funds for the Kurds. Since mid-October, Iraqi forces have reclaimed the oil-rich province of Kirkuk dealing a severe blow to Barzani’s ambitions of Kurdish statehood. (Alaa Al-Marjani / REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:28 AM IST
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Insulin war intensifies in Delhi: AAP cites letter by jail to hospital

A fresh set of allegations had unfurled at the Rouse Avenue court after ED claimed the CM was indulging in mangoes and consuming sugary tea deliberately

AAP leader Atishi with party workers carrying vials of insulin protest at gate no. 4 of Tihar jail on Sunday. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:41 AM IST

Maoists shot in gunfight were planning big attack in Bastar: Security forces

Security forces suspected that insurgents had converged to carry out “a major attack” ahead of the general elections in Bastar

Security personnel during an encounter with Maoists in Kanker district on April 16, 2024. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Landslide win for pro-China leader Muizzu's party in Maldives vote

Voting for the 20th People's Majlis was conducted on Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm local time.

Maldives' President Mohamed Muizzu (AFP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:39 AM IST
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INDIA bloc’s poll panel fails to bring together members

INDIA alliance formed panels for coordination & campaign management, but delays in seat-sharing & setting up secretariat led to losses & setbacks.

NLeaders of the INDIA bloc at a meeting held in New Delhi last month. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:23 AM IST

UN secy-gen backs India’s multilateral development banks reform work

UN Secretary-General Guterres highlights MDB reform as a key theme at upcoming Summit of the Future during UNGA, praising Indian G20 presidency's efforts.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (AFP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:29 AM IST
By, Washington

Kohli receives warm embrace from Gambhir, KKR mentor lauds 'phenomenal' RCB

RCB's Virat Kohli received a warm embrace from KKR mentor Gautam Gambhir after the IPL 2024 match. Gambhir also lauded RCB after the final-over thriller.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru's player Virat Kohli and Kolkata Knight Riders' mentor Gautam Gambhir (back) greet each other at the end of the match(AFP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:29 AM IST
By, New Delhi

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Priyanka Chopra reveals she is not attending Met Gala this year

Published on Apr 21, 2024 07:33 PM IST

Priyanka Chopra is currently filming for her upcoming project Heads of State. The actor has earlier attended the Met Gala multiple times.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas poses at the Met Gala in New York City, New York, U.S., May 1, 2023. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly(REUTERS)

Aayush Sharma recalls apologising to Salman Khan after Loveyatri's failure

Aayush Sharma opened up on being accused of marrying Arpita Khan for getting a Bollywood debut. He shared how gave numerous auditions but could not crack most.

Aayush Sharma reveals he apologised to Salman Khan after Loveyatri's box office failure.
Published on Apr 21, 2024 06:05 PM IST

'Shikhar is still...': Sam Curran provides update on Dhawan as PBKS host GT

Sam Curran provided an update on Shikhar Dhawan after PBKS opted to bat against GT at the IPL 2024.

Punjab Kings' Shikhar Dhawan walks off the ground after his dismissal (PTI)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 09:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Kohli confronts umpires after freak dismissal as no-ball controversy rocks RCB

Virat Kohli confronted the match umpires after his freak dismissal against KKR's Harshit Rana at the IPL 2024.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Virat Kohli chats with the umpire after he is given out (AP)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 07:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Strategies for parents and educators for navigating social anxiety in children

Various things can cause social anxiety in children hence, here are tips for parents and teachers to understand what causes them to be anxious.

Strategies for parents and educators for navigating social anxiety in children (Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 08:39 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

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Orange Cap in IPL 2024 after GT beat PBKS: Virat Kohli extends lead over Head

Published on Apr 21, 2024 11:34 PM IST

Virat Kohli extended his lead over Travis Head while Shubman Gill surpassed Rohit Sharma on the IPL 2024 Orange Cap standings.

Virat Kohli reacts after he is given out during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Kolkata(AP)
By, New Delhi

Purple Cap in IPL 2024 after PBKS vs GT: Punjab Kings star level with Bumrah

Purple Cap in IPL 2024: Harshal Patel climbed to the second spot in the league as he levelled with Jasprit Bumrah on the number of wickets.

Purple Cap in IPL 2024 after PBKS vs GT: Punjab Kings star level with Bumrah(PTI)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 11:46 PM IST

Explained: Why Kohli was given out despite protest over potential no ball vs KKR

Virat Kohli was at the receiving end of a rather controversial decision during the IPL 2024 match against KKR on Sunday

The screenshot explaining Kohli's dismissal against KKR(IPL)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 08:11 PM IST

Kohli receives warm embrace from Gambhir, KKR mentor lauds 'phenomenal' RCB

RCB's Virat Kohli received a warm embrace from KKR mentor Gautam Gambhir after the IPL 2024 match. Gambhir also lauded RCB after the final-over thriller.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru's player Virat Kohli and Kolkata Knight Riders' mentor Gautam Gambhir (back) greet each other at the end of the match(AFP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 01:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Dinesh Karthik receives stern counter reply from Moody over dream WC call-up

Dinesh Karthik received a stern counter-reply from Tom Moody after the RCB star asserted that he is 100% ready for the T20 World Cup.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Dinesh Karthik greets spectators as he walks back to the pavilion(AFP)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 10:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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Victoria Beckham hits 50 dancing in Spice Girls's ‘Stop’, David is awestruck

Published on Apr 22, 2024 01:14 AM IST

David Beckham is in ‘aww’ as Spice Girls bring back '90s nostalgia at Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday party.

 Victoria Beckham’s 50th birthday bash is pure Spice(Instagram/Victoria Beckham)

Latest Entertainment News, Live Updates Today April 21, 2024: Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 box office collection day 2: Dibakar Banerjee and Ekta Kapoor film mints 41 lakh

Welcome to the live updates platform for Hindustan Times. Follow the major news updates, headlines and breaking news stories from the world of entertainment right here. See the latest developments in Bollywood, Hollywood and track the big news stories of the day for April 21, 2024.

live Latest entertainment news on April 21, 2024: A still from Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2.
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 10:26 PM IST

Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 box office collection day 3: Dibakar's film mints 41 lakh

Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 box office collection day 3: The film which stars newcomers Paritosh Tiwari, Bonita Rajpurohit, Abhinav Singh, released on April 19.

A still from Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2.
Published on Apr 21, 2024 10:26 PM IST

Do Aur Do Pyaar director weighs in on infidelity: 'It's about love'

Filmmaker Shirsha Guha Thakurta recently opened up on depiction of infidelity in Do Aur Do Pyaar. The film released on April 19.

Do Aur Do Pyaar director Shirsha Guha Thakurta recently said that her film is not about infidelity.
Published on Apr 21, 2024 10:24 PM IST

BTS becomes first foreign act to lead Japan's Oricon rankings in Reiwa era

BTS tops Japan’s Oricon Reiwa Era rankings in artist sales.

BTS makes history as first foreign artist to lead Oricon Rankings in Reiwa Era. Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 08:20 PM IST

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Adorable dog twins with little girl in a pinafore, video will make you say aww

Published on Apr 21, 2024 05:58 PM IST

The clip depicts a pet owner dressing up her little girl and furry companion in matching pinafores, resulting in a delightful and amusing spectacle.

Snapshot of the dog and the girl in a pinafore.
ByVrinda Jain

Man hangs from a moving car's door in life-threatening stunt. Watch

The man's stunt, which could have turned into a life-altering situation, was shared on Instagram and went viral.

Snapshot of the man hanging from the door of a moving car. (Instagram/@SumitDubey)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 04:39 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Anand Mahindra celebrates UPSC topper Aditya Srivastava's triumph

Anand Mahindra lauded UPSC topper Aditya Srivastava. He shared a video of Srivastava on X and expressed how he is awestruck with the topper.

Anand Mahindra was left awestruck by UPSC topper Aditya Srivastava.
Published on Apr 21, 2024 03:42 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Air India staff throws passenger’s musical instruments, luggage while loading

The Air India staff, who loads the luggage on the plane, throws the person's musical instruments. The clip also shows how they mishandled other luggage.

Snapshot of the Air India staff throwing luggage. (Instagram/@ishwar_dwivedi)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:48 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Couple slapped with 1.1 crore phone bill after returning from vacation

The man received the bill after arriving back. Upon closer inspection, he believed it was $143. He didn't find out how much he really owed until days later.

A couple in the US was charged with <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.1 crore phone bill. (Unsplash)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 12:47 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain
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Maoists shot in gunfight were planning big attack in Bastar: Security forces

Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:41 AM IST

Security forces suspected that insurgents had converged to carry out “a major attack” ahead of the general elections in Bastar

Security personnel during an encounter with Maoists in Kanker district on April 16, 2024. (PTI)
By, New Delhi

Urban apathy? Metros grapple with poor voter turnouts

India’s major cities face low voter turnout in elections despite being hubs of progress. Efforts underway to boost participation and civic duty.

According to data from the Election Commission, 17 out of 50 Lok Sabha seats with the lowest voter turnout in the 2019 elections polls were located in metropolitan cities. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:40 AM IST

Mercury breaches 45°C in parts as heat spreads

Heat wave in east India, including Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, continues for a week with temperatures exceeding 40°C, raising concerns about voter turnout.

Visitors brave the heat wave in the city on Sunday afternoon at Kartavaya Path in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:31 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

UN secy-gen backs India’s multilateral development banks reform work

UN Secretary-General Guterres highlights MDB reform as a key theme at upcoming Summit of the Future during UNGA, praising Indian G20 presidency's efforts.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (AFP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:29 AM IST
By, Washington

INDIA bloc’s poll panel fails to bring together members

INDIA alliance formed panels for coordination & campaign management, but delays in seat-sharing & setting up secretariat led to losses & setbacks.

NLeaders of the INDIA bloc at a meeting held in New Delhi last month. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 04:23 AM IST

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Horoscope Today: Astrological prediction for April 22, 2024

Published on Apr 22, 2024 01:00 AM IST

Daily horoscope: Are the stars lined up in your favour? Find out the astrological prediction for Aries, Leo, Virgo, and other zodiac signs for April 22, 2024.

Horoscope Today: Astrological prediction for April 22, 2024(Pixabay)
ByDr Prem Kumar Sharma,

Strategies for parents and educators for navigating social anxiety in children

Various things can cause social anxiety in children hence, here are tips for parents and teachers to understand what causes them to be anxious.

Strategies for parents and educators for navigating social anxiety in children (Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 08:39 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

When should one draw the line between work and health?

Knowing when to draw the line between work and health is essential for maintaining overall well-being and productivity. Experts share tips on when to do so

When should one draw the line between work and health? (Photo by Igor Omilaev on Unsplash)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 07:46 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Is emotional snacking derailing your weight loss journey? Here are 5 signs

Are you munching throughout the day out of stress or boredom which is derailing your weight loss journey? Here are signs.

Are you an emotional eater? If your snack choices are consistently high in calories, sugars, and saturated fats, it may indicate that you're using food to cope with emotions rather than nourishing your body.(Freepik)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 07:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Cooling foods for pets: 7 fruits, veggies to include in your dog's summer diet

Fresh foods can provide both essential hydration and a variety of health benefits that can keep your pet vibrant and healthy.

As temperatures soar during the Indian summer, keeping your dog's diet light yet nutritious is essential. (Pexels)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 06:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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UP Board Result 2024 Live: Check UPMSP 10th, 12th scores here using roll number

Updated on Apr 20, 2024 05:04 PM IST

UP Board Result 2024 Live Updates: UPMSP Class 10th, 12th results out on results.upmsp.edu.in, upreslts.nic.in, HT. Check latest updates below

live UPMSP UP board result 2024 live: Class 10th, 12th scores out on upresults.nic.in and upmsp.edu.in. Links here

UP 10th Board Result 2024 LIVE: Class 10 results declared, Prachi Nigam tops

UP 10th Board Result 2024 LIVE: Uttar Pradesh High School results declared. Follow the blog for the latest updates. 

live UP 10th Board Result 2024 LIVE: Uttar Pradesh Class 10 results releasing soon
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 07:19 PM IST

UP 12th Board Result 2024 LIVE: Uttar Pradesh Inter result out, check toppers

UP 12th Board Result 2024 LIVE: Uttar Pradesh Inter results declared. Follow the blog for latest updates. 

live UP 12th Board Result 2024 LIVE: Uttar Pradesh Inter result out, direct link here
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 07:23 PM IST

Assam HSLC 10th Result Live: SEBA Matric results declared, direct link here

The Assam Class 10th Matric results have been released. Anurag Doloi from Jorhat has topped the exam this year. Follow the blog for latest updates. 

live Assam HSLC 10th Result Live: Class 10th matric results released,
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 03:25 PM IST

TS Inter Results 2024 Live: Scores awaited on official website, check updates

TS Inter Results 2024 Live: TSBIE 1st year and 2nd year results awaited. Follow the blog for latest updates. 

live TS Inter Results 2024 Live: Scores awaited on official website, check updates (HT file)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 02:35 PM IST
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